April 12th - 16th, 2006 marked the World Twirling Championships held in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Twirlers from over 13 countries joined in this spectacular twirling event.
Individual twirlers, twirling teams and auxiliary units competed in events typically seen at NBTA twirling competitions. However, performances were nothing but typical. The pressure was on as these top twirling athletes competed in front of renowned World Judges.
Teams joined to march in the closing ceremonies, as fans waved flags and cheered in support of their favorite twirling teams. While many came to play, only a few walked away with the title of World Twirling Champions. To all competitors, Netherlands 2006 will be remembered as a twirling experience too last a life-time.
Below are just a few of the overall results. Please visit the Official World Twirling site to see a full list of results for your favorite events!
Juvenile 1-Baton 1st - Savannah Miller - USA, 2nd - Rebecca Lantz - USA, 3rd - Dana Vaitilingom - FRA
Preteen 1-Baton 1st - Kristen Scali - USA, 2nd - Brittany McArthur - USA 3rd - Kayley Jacobs - USA
Junior 1-Baton 1st - Danielle Cobb - USA, 2nd - Chelsea Russel - USA, 3rd - Jessica Mamula - USA
Senior 1-Baton 1st - Karissa Wimberley – USA, 2nd – Bobbie-Jo Solomon – USA, 3rd – Danielle Vanscoyk – USA
Junior Boys 1-Baton 1st - Matt Freeman - USA, 2nd - Kevin Vaitilingom - FRA, 3rd - Xavier Dessemon - FRA
Senior Boys 1-Baton 1st – Gerardus Helden Van – NED, 2nd – Nathan Magyar – USA, 3rd – Sean Wimberley – USA
Junior Dance Twirl 1st - The Netherlands, 2nd - USA, 3rd - Canada
Senior Dance Twirl 1st – USA, 2nd – The Netherlands, 3rd – Italy
Junior Twirl Team 1st - USA, 2nd - The Netherlands, 3rd - Canada
Senior Twirl Team 1st – USA, 2nd – Canada, 3rd – The Netherlands
Twirling Corps 1st – The Netherlands, 2nd – USA, 3rd – England
Show Corps 1st – USA, 2nd – England, 3rd – France
Senior Parade Corp 1st – The Netherlands, 2nd – USA, 3rd – Croatia
Pom Pons 1st – Italy, 2nd – The Netherlands, 3rd – France
Senior Accessory Corp 1st – The Netherlands, 2nd – Croatia, 3rd - England
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